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Your First Fake Book (Fake Books) Paperback – 25 May 2013

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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Publishing (25 May 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0793585031
  • ISBN-13: 978-0793585038
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.1 x 30.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 707,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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102 songs, all in C, with easy chords and large print
Your First Fake Book is a collection of 102 well loved popular, jazz and rock songs, in a format made eminently playable for the beginning music student. Each song has the melody notes (piano right hand) plus chord symbols showing how to improvise or "fake" an accompaniment. Fake books have been available commercially for about a decade. Although there are now many fake books on the market, some containing as many as 1200 songs, most are still geared to experienced players. The print is usually small, rhythms complex, and the use of many different keys requires substantial knowledge of music theory and reading. In Your First Fake Book, special care has been taken to make playing as easy as possible. Melodies have been simplified, the number of chords needed has been reduced to a minimum, and rhythms have been reduced to what anyone with a few months of study will know. The print is large, and the songs are laid out to emphasize their simplicity. Despite its simplicity, the look and feel of the book is completely adult, in contrast to the many "easy play" and "big note" editions that are geared to children.

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Founded in 1947, Hal Leonard LLC has become the worlds largest print music publisher, representing some of the greatest songwriters and artists of all time. We are proud to publish titles of interest to all musicians as well as music lovers, from songbooks and instructional titles to artist biographies and instrument price guides to books about the music industry and all the performing arts.


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5.0 out of 5 starsSo that's how they do it, the storefront and barroom piano players
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4.0 out of 5 starsGreat place to start
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5.0 out of 5 starsand Easy books and this one is the best for learning ...
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